Speaking at the White House, Trump also warned that “all options are open” when it comes to getting Russia out of Venezuela.

Around 100 Russian troops touched down in Caracas on Saturday, a show of support for President Nicolas Maduro’s government. The move caused consternation in Washington, however, with Vice President Mike Pence calling the deployment an “unnecessary provocation.”

Pence also called on Russia to withdraw its support of Maduro and “stand with Juan Guaido,” the Washington-sponsored opposition leader who declared himself interim president in January.

ALSO ON RT.COMRussia on military planes in Venezuela: Our specialists are there based on cooperation treatyTrump met with Guaido’s wife, Fabiana Rosales, on Wednesday, and pledged his support to her husband. After the momentum behind his play for the presidency fizzled out, Guaido has continued to criticize Maduro’s government, on Tuesday accusing the Venezuelan leader of violating the country’s constitution by welcoming the Russian troops.

The Russian Foreign Ministry, meanwhile, insisted that the deployment was carried out “in strict accordance with the constitution of that country and with full respect for its legal norms.”

US officials have repeatedly warned Russia against intervening in the Guaido/Maduro power struggle. National Security Adviser John Bolton tweeted on Monday that the “United States will not tolerate hostile foreign military powers meddling with the Western Hemisphere’s shared goals of democracy, security, and the rule of law.”

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The United States will not tolerate hostile foreign military powers meddling with the Western Hemisphere’s shared goals of democracy, security, and the rule of law. The Venezuelan military must stand with the people of Venezuela.

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Bolton’s words echoed those of Senate Armed Services Committee chair Jim Inhofe (R-Iowa), who threatened “whatever action necessary” should Russia encroach on “our hemisphere” last month.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. John, it’s do as we say or we will kill you. Otherwise known as making you free from your oppressive leader and bringing you Democracy. Doublespeak is spoken ala 1984.

  2. “Nukes on the Way” – Don’t you guys think that headline is a little sensational? It is a long way from Russian and American troops staring each other down, to actual conflict, to a nuclear war. As crazy as the world is, the principles of mutually assured destruction still apply and act as a deterrent.

    Definitely an interesting situation developing in Venezuela with the arrival of Russian troops. I wish you would have gone in to more detail in the article about the S-300’s and why you think they are fake.

  3. “Trump met with Guaido’s wife, Fabiana Rosales…”

    Doesn’t Guaido know that he should not let his wife be around Trump unless the latter is under adult supervision?

  4. Bolton, Pompeo and Israel Lover Liar Trump think they are world appointed dictators. Russia should tell them to shove it.

  5. Bolton concerned about the Western Hemisphere ? Bolton pull down the sheets and tell us how many dead since 9-11 and homeless in the middle east … Now go on and curl up next to Bibi …

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